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What is creative economy? See 5 examples already part of your life

What is creative economy? See 5 examples already part of your life

A day in your life without being impacted by creative economy is unlikely. It’s most likely that, on your way to work or school, your mobile is on and you listen to music while driving or playing [...]

What is burnout syndrome – the “chronic workplace stress”?

What is burnout syndrome – the “chronic workplace stress”?

The World Health Organization (WHO) included burnout syndrome in its International Classification of Diseases – 11th Revision (ICD-11). Although it hasn’t been classified as a disease, but [...]

What is industry 4.0 and how can it affect your job?

What is industry 4.0 and how can it affect your job?

Who’s afraid of the industry 4.0? In many circles, the arrival of a fourth industrial revolution causes goosebumps. For those worried, what’s most scary is unemployment. Many fear that, with the [...]

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Do you know how a circular vegetable garden with hens works?

Do you know how a circular vegetable garden with hens works?

Whether in a small farm or the living room, it’s possible to have a small vegetable garden and produce food efficiently. Amongst many techniques on how to better use small areas, there’s [...]

Step by step: how to prepare your waste for recycling?

Step by step: how to prepare your waste for recycling?

Accurate and efficient selective collection is the first step towards a balanced recycling chain. In this video, produced with the technical support of Julia Luchesi, environmental manager for [...]

The four leading dangers in the workplace

The four leading dangers in the workplace

In the global ranking of accidents in the work environment, Brazil appears in the fourth position. An accident occurs every 48 seconds nationwide and, every 3h38, a Brazilian worker lost their [...]

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Do you know a fungus that serves as a sustainable packaging?

Do you know a fungus that serves as a sustainable packaging?

This technology was initially a school experience, and ended up in a big discovery. From a fungus, the company Ecoative can produce a dense, sturdy and malleable material that may serve as raw [...]

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How does Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) work?

How does Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) work?

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a technique developed to measure the possible environmental impacts caused as a result of the manufacture, use and disposal of a particular product or service. The [...]

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Liter of Light and Alfredo Moser’s bluevision

Liter of Light and Alfredo Moser’s bluevision

Alfredo Moser – a 67-year-old Brazilian – predicted his invention could change the world. Moser was born in Itajaí, a southern Brazilian city in the state of Santa Catarina, but it [...]

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Survey: US citizens believe life will get worse in 2050. Why?

Survey: US citizens believe life will get worse in 2050. Why?

A survey conducted across the United States territory by the Pew Research Center concluded that US citizens believe life conditions will be worse in 2050. Although 56% of the 2,500 adults [...]

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What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

The invention looks like a 25 centimeter (9,8 inches) in diameter ball and it has some spots on its surface to better use the winds coming in different directions. The project received the Dyson [...]

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How big cities are getting ready to face climate change

How big cities are getting ready to face climate change

The summer of 2003 was a landmark in risk assessment and climate change consequences. In July and August of that year, many European cities suffered the most severe heat wave in the continent [...]

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Plastic may be endlessly recycled with new chemical process

Plastic may be endlessly recycled with new chemical process

Light, sturdy, pliable and cheap, the plastic has thousands of purposes and benefits for the industry and the end consumer. Its disposal is the challenge: from more than 8 billion tons of plastic [...]

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Plastic may be endlessly recycled with new chemical process

Plastic may be endlessly recycled with new chemical process

Light, sturdy, pliable and cheap, the plastic has thousands of purposes and benefits for the industry and the end consumer. Its disposal is the challenge: from more than 8 billion tons of plastic [...]

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Why is a diversified and green energy matrix so important?

Why is a diversified and green energy matrix so important?

According to the UN, climate changes are the greatest threat to human life on Earth, and their main cause is the burning of fossil fuels. Diversifying the energy matrix avoids gas emission and [...]

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Survey: US citizens believe life will get worse in 2050. Why?

Survey: US citizens believe life will get worse in 2050. Why?

A survey conducted across the United States territory by the Pew Research Center concluded that US citizens believe life conditions will be worse in 2050. Although 56% of the 2,500 adults [...]

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How a Chemistry Nobel uses microbes for sustainable development

How a Chemistry Nobel uses microbes for sustainable development

In 2018, Frances H. Arnold, Chemical Engineering professor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), was awarded the greatest prize of her career: the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The [...]

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How big cities are getting ready to face climate change

How big cities are getting ready to face climate change

The summer of 2003 was a landmark in risk assessment and climate change consequences. In July and August of that year, many European cities suffered the most severe heat wave in the continent [...]

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Scientists create heart using 3D printer

Scientists create heart using 3D printer

A team of scientists at Tel Aviv University (TAU, in Israel) made a breakthrough. At the Institution’s molecular biology and biotechnology laboratory, they created the first full vascularized [...]

Brazilian Mato Grosso indians win UN prize for production system

Brazilian Mato Grosso indians win UN prize for production system

The Indigenous Association Kĩsêdjê (AIK), which represents the indigenous ethnicity carrying the same name, located in Querência, Xingu region, in the state of Mato Grosso, was one of the Equator [...]

Urban epidemic: how far will the car-sharing hype go?

Urban epidemic: how far will the car-sharing hype go?

You’ll hardly find a smartphone without a transport app installed. Whether tailored commuting, ride-sharing, bicycle rental or even car-sharing, requesting such services is part of the routine of [...]

Plastic may be endlessly recycled with new chemical process

Plastic may be endlessly recycled with new chemical process

Light, sturdy, pliable and cheap, the plastic has thousands of purposes and benefits for the industry and the end consumer. Its disposal is the challenge: from more than 8 billion tons of plastic [...]

Climate change may lead to the extinction of raw materials for beer production

Climate change may lead to the extinction of raw materials for beer production

Global warming can put beer at risk. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers at Beijing University (China) and the University of East Anglia (England), published in the scientific [...]

Chernobyl: wildlife is back after radioactive disaster

Chernobyl: wildlife is back after radioactive disaster

An explosion during a technical test in the number four reactor at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl (former Soviet Union, currently Ukraine, bordering with Belarus) was the genesis of the [...]

This spacecraft may take man back to the Moon in 2024

This spacecraft may take man back to the Moon in 2024

On July 20th, 1969 a human being landed on the Moon for the first time. For the next three years, other six Apollo missions took 12 astronauts to lunar soil. Since Apollo 17 took off from the [...]

Have you watched the Met Gala? 5 outfits were made with 3D printers

Have you watched the Met Gala? 5 outfits were made with 3D printers

Every year, Met Gala, one of the most coveted costume parties in the world, is held at Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, attracting personalities from Hollywood and social celebrities. [...]

Design: A simple detail can make a product 80% more sustainable

Design: A simple detail can make a product 80% more sustainable

‘To turn design into something socially and ecologically responsible, it must be radical and revolutionary.’ The quote comes from one of the pioneers, theorists and activists of smart [...]